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Valero-Pitalua, Katsidis-Chavez, Barrios-Hernandez on 4/4

By Rick Reeno

Sampson Lewkowicz, the American agent for lightweights Michael Katsidis and Jorge Barrios, has confirmed the involvement of his fighters in the upcoming lightweight tournament pay-per-view that Golden Boy Promotions is planning to stage on April 4 in Texas. According to several sources close to the situation, HBO will distribute the pay-per-view.
 
Katsidis will go up against former champion Jesus Chavez, while Barrios will meet Carlos Hernandez. Terms have been reached for Katsidis-Chavez, and Barrios-Hernandez is close. Katsidis had a verbal deal to fight Julio Diaz on April 10 at Morongo in California [with ESPN televising], but Golden Boy came with a better deal.

"We were talking with Sycuan [Diaz's promoter] for Katsidis to fight Diaz on ESPN, but then we received a better offer from Golden Boy for Katsidis to fight Chavez on HBO [pay-per-view]," Lewkowicz said to BoxingScene.com.

Golden Boy wants Edwin Valero vs. Antonio Pitalua as the headliner. Valero and Pitalua square off for the interim-WBC lightweight title. Texas is the only state where Valero is licensed to fight in the United States. Golden Boy is making plans for a fourth fight on the card, with Joel Casamayor possibly being involved.

The idea behind the Golden Boy tournament is to pit the overall winner, at some point, against the victor of Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz on February 28 or Nate Campbell-Ali Funeka on February 14. If Valero wins his fight, he will not be involved in the above mentioned plans. Valero was recently signed by Top Rank, and Bob Arum [Top Rank head] wants to build him as a future opponent for Manny Pacquiao.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ColWallace on 02-10-2009

[QUOTE=warp1432;4730049]Then who hires the production cast and pays the commentators? HBO does, doesn't it?[/QUOTE] How, when a great card like this is announced, do people worry about crap like this? Valero, Katsidis, Barrios, Chavez and possibly Casamayor all on the…

Comment by magbato on 02-10-2009

Valero's 0 will be tarnished. Sorry Valero but I think Pitalua will beat you. He has a better movement than you are. Good chin too. Although he's already 38 he doesn't look like 38. I hope Barrios wears the proper…

Comment by warp1432 on 02-09-2009

Then who hires the production cast and pays the commentators? HBO does, doesn't it?

Comment by genialus75 on 02-09-2009

what a card! i havent seen famoso for a while! and he is facing barrios!!! a brilliant come forward in-fighter against a blood and guts slugger!!! katsidis vs chavez? the mere thought of it gets my blood curdling in anticipation...…

Comment by Scott9945 on 02-09-2009

[quote=warp1432;4729525]HBO is just distributing it. It's like what they did for Marquez-Casamayor. It probably costs a lot less for PPV then it does to dip into their BAD budget. I think GBP has to pay HBO for distributing instead. Something…

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